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HOYA VARIABLE DENSITY II FILTER

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HOYA VARIABLE DENSITY II FILTER

HOYA Variable Density II is a density adjustable filter with an ND range from 1.5 to 9 f-stops (ND3-400). The difference with the previous HOYA Variable Density filter is the newly designed rotatable frame with convenient knob, allowing for better operation. WHY VARIABLE DENSITY FILTERS ARE IMPORTANT Variable density filters are widely used because they can replace a set of solid ND filters by providing a range density that can be adjusted according to the desired exposure settings. In still shooting, variable density filters lower the shutter speed according to the photographer’s intentions when the shutter speed cannot be lowed...

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HOW A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER WORKS

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HOW A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER WORKS

Top Reasons to Own a Neutral Density Filter Blurring water motion in waterfalls, rivers, oceans, etc... Reducing depth of field in bright daylight conditions Adding motion blur to moving subjects: people, cars, planes Extended exposure times What is a neutral density filter? Neutral Density (ND) filters prevent light from entering the camera in measured amounts. This allows the photographer more control in selecting shutter speed and aperture combinations in a variety of conditions. Example 1: The first example is a typical wide angle landscape shot with the equivalent of a 24mm wide angle lens. When shooting landscapes, a low ISO setting is desirable...

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